Hannah Pullen-Blasnik

Hannah Pullen-Blasnik is a Ph.D. Student, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. She is also a  Graduate Research Assistant at the Columbia Justice Lab on the Pennsylvania Solitary Study and the Rikers Island Longitudinal Study. Her primary research interests include the carceral state, political economy, algorithms and surveillance, computational social science, social movements,  and urban studies.

Hannah is the Co-Coordinator for the Sociology of Algorithms Workshop at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP). She volunteers with Data for Black Lives to project manage a research team on algorithmic and technological surveillance to inform social policy.


Columbia University, Ph.D. Sociology, 2019-Present.
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation.
  • Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University. 
  • Research Fellow, Columbia Justice Lab.
  • Research Support Grant, Department of Sociology, Columbia University.
Brown University, Sc.B. Social Analysis and Research, 2012-2016.
  • Magna Cum Laude, Brown University.
  • Departmental Honors, Department of Sociology, Brown University.
  • Alumni Award for Outstanding Sociology Undergraduate Thesis, Department of Sociology, Brown University.
  • Sociological Methods Award, Department of Sociology, Brown University.
  • Peter G. and Paul G. Hanoian Memorial LINK Award for Work in Labor Relations and Social Justice Organizations, Brown University.